Highlights from 7/20/17 school board meeting

Seminar approach engages students

This summer has been fairly uneventful for Milford Schools, but the board did receive great financial news from our Treasurer this month! In fact, our year-end budget status is really the only notable news from this month’s board meeting. The district closed the 2016-2017 fiscal year 3% under budget (a little over $2 million in savings), and with income up appr. $1 million vs. projections (due to a number of factors, including increased real estate collections and income from commercial investments). Continue reading

Seminar approach engages students

Exclusive private school Phillips Exeter has used the Harkness approach to learning since 1930. This is a synergistic approach to problem solving and learning where teachers serve more as coaches or moderators, allowing students to explore subjects through discussion and collaboration.

This recent article discussed how Exeter was sharing the approach in San Diego recently, and asked the question: Can this approach be used in public schools with larger classes? Continue reading

Highlights from 4/20/17 school board meeting

Perfect audit, increased credit rating, millions saved for taxpayers
Homestead Exemption provides tax relief to seniors
Business Advisory Council seeking members
Ohio charter school funding questions continue
“13 Reasons Why” is difficult on many levels
Athletic Update

Extracurricular Update

Here are the highlights from the 4/20/17 school board meeting: Continue reading

Highlights from 2/16/17 school board meeting

High school track & bleachers require replacement soon
English & math standards revised by state
“Externships” not likely to happen
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

Below are highlights from the February 16, 2017 school board meeting: Continue reading

English & Math standards revised by state

In 2010, new learning standards for English/language arts and mathematics were adopted by the state of Ohio. Six years into implementation of these standards, the state has reviewed them and made recommendations that “tweak” the standards based on real-life experience. Continue reading

Highlights from 1/12/17 school board meeting

Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

This was a very quiet month for the Milford Board of Education. Below are the highlights from the 1/12/17 meeting, as well as the Organizational Meeting held 1/5/17: Continue reading